The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance
An alliance of the UK's leading organisations associated with the conservation and improvement of traditional buildings
The UK Centre of Excellence for Traditional Buildings
Knowledge and guidance from the UK's leading experts
We are the home of Responsible Retrofit and are one of the founders of the Whole House Approach in the UK.

The aim of the STBA is to deliver a sustainable traditional built environment in the UK

The balance between a building’s Context (its history, setting and future), its potential for Change (in a dynamic world), and its demands for Continuity (ongoing maintenance), is challenging. The unique structure of the STBA with its three co-Chairs representing Industry, Heritage and Sustainability enables us to deliver a truly Whole Building Approach to the future of traditional buildings in the UK.


‘From Retrofit to Regeneration’, STBA’s latest paper, is out now!

Read it here

STBA Bulletin

Our latest bulletin is out!

Packed with links to consultations and ‘calls for evidence’, read more here


Due to high demand, we are excited to announce that our #spabstba2021 #conference co-hosted @SPAB1877 is live!

Available for a limited period only - download it here now:

#retrofit #heritage #policy #conservation #tools #research #regeneration

Are you skilled in data management & want to work on exciting archaeology projects from across Scotland?

We’re recruiting for a Data Officer to join our team in the Heritage Directorate.

Find out more & apply before Wednesday, 2 February:


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